Jane Fonda is an American actress, writer and political activist. She is the daughter of actor Henry Fonda and socialite Frances Ford Seymour. Before getting into acting, Fonda was a model and appeared twice on the cover of Vogue. Jane caught the acting bug after appearing in a charity performance of The Country Girl with her father. She was also encouraged by Lee Strasberg and went on to join the Actors Studio. Jane made her screen debut in Tall Story (1960) where her performance received rave reviews consequently launching her career in Hollywood.